A recruiting drive by the Canadian government may bring people who have passed plumbing and electrical courses to settle in the country.
The Canadian government has unveiled plans to welcome between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents in 2010, with the goal that its immigration system will recruit skilled workers such as plumbers, electricians, and plasterers.
- People who have taken plumbing, electrical and plastering courses are sought after by the North American country because the upcoming construction season in Canada is expected to be the busiest yet.
- There is a demand for construction workers due to the infrastructure stimulus programs put in place by the Canadian government in 2009, as well as residential markets for new homes.
- Nigel Smith of the Canada Visa Office said people who have taken the proper plumbing and electrical courses are considered to be in such high demand that they will be able to find work very soon after emigration.
- He said: “These are the few professions that are exceptionally fortunate to the requirement of needing a job offer from a Canadian employer before emigrating, and this is due to the confidence of the government that people in these professions will be able to get work.
- In the current Canadian immigration system, applicants with a concerted job offer typically take six to eight months to process their application for permanent residence.
- However, the Canadian visa office can obtain temporary work permits for migrants with arranged employment that will allow them to enter Canada and start work within six to eight weeks.
- The Canadian Skills Migration Program is a points-based system, with points awarded based on age, education, work experience, and language skills.
- Applicants between the ages of 20 and 50 receive maximum age points, which is a higher age limit than most other countries.
- British workers, who have completed plumbing, electrical and plastering courses, and wish to move to Canada, enjoy several benefits, including English language points and a similar cultural heritage.
- Individuals wishing to become fully qualified electricians will need to pass the City & Guilds Technical Certificate (2330) in Electrical Engineering Technology for Levels 2 and 3 of Electrical Courses.
- To become fully qualified, the plumbing courses that individuals must complete include the City & Guilds 6129 Level 2 and 3 Technician Certificate and Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ in City and Guild Service Plumbing. Mechanical engineering – Plumbing (household).
- NatWest International Personal Banking found that 48% of people living abroad believe Canada has the best quality of life.
- Able Skills offers electrical and plumbing courses at its dedicated training center. Able Skills is an accredited center that is approved to provide qualification training from City & Guilds, Construction Awards Alliance, EAL, NICEIC, and CITB for gas training and evaluation.